You live in your home and usually clean it when it needs to be done. You never think you are going to come across mold. The problem can start small and almost not be noticeable and slowly grow bigger and bigger if not treated. Mold will only grow when there is moisture so making sure you don’t have any leaks that could potentially lead to mold growth is first step to stopping it from starting. If you are the victim of water damage you must be very careful that the remediation has been done by a professional to ensure that the water has all been dried out and mold has been removed. If not done correctly the mold can start to grow back. Disaster Services has come up some things that you need to know about mold and how to protect your home.
Mold is a Very Dangerous Element
It is part of the fungi family and will grow in the most unlikely places. It does not need soil and sunlight to send it growing abundantly. Mold can grow on almost any surface as long as there is enough moisture. This means you can find it on walls, ceilings, bathroom and even tile.
How Do I Identify Mold?
The first thing that you can do to check if you have a mold issue is to use your eyes. Mold has a cotton like texture and should be easily visible if it is growing in the outside surfaces. It can many different colors including yellow, green and black. If a surface has the potential to be exposed to moisture you need to look.
What Does Mold Smell Like?
If you happen to start to smell signs of mold you want to be sure that you find out where it is coming from. Smell is not the only way to know if you have mold, it can also be hiding and possibly undetectable by smell so you cannot only rely on that.
How to Prevent Mold After Water Damage
If you have had any water damage to your home after a severe storm or plumbing emergency, you have roughly 24 to 48 hours to prevent the growth of hazardous mold and mildew. It is imperative that you start the process of drying out your water damaged residence or you could be left with repairs to your home that are even more time consuming, costly and inconvenient then they already will be! Please note that the process of drying out the water damage is not always straightforward and often surfaces that appear dry are not. Moisture is often hidden in the walls and flooring, so it’s critical to identify and dry all of the affected areas to prevent mold growth.
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Many times mold begins growing after flood or water damage. It’s important to dry out and repair water damaged areas right away and call for a mold remediation team to be sure you don’t have dangerous mold spores growing. If you experience water damage and especially if you see any signs of mold, call Disaster Services today to have it removed and your premises repaired right away.